Our drive to the city centre takes us past famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company and City Hall, a baroque building and the Grand Parade. As we follow the city’s main thoroughfare, Adderley Street, we will see St. George’s Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. We will pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter [also known as the Bo-Kaap] which means “Above Cape” because of its location up against the slopes of Table Mountain.
In the early 18th century, thousands of slaves from Java, Ceylon and other Far Eastern regions were brought to Cape Town. After slavery was abolished, their descendants, known as the Cape Malay’s, settled here. Continue to join a sparkling tour, witness the art of diamond cutting and the careful craftsmanship of jewellery manufacturing by skilled experts.
Discover the history of the Diamond and Gold Trade in South Africa. You will be offered the option of continuing to Table Mountain, where you can ascend to the top [weather permitting] by the revolving cable car. Here, you’ll see wild flowers and the famous silver tree, and marvel at a birds-eye view of the city and its beaches. On a clear day it is even possible to see Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on one side and Cape Point on the other.
Departure Time: 08H00 Ends: 12H30
All entry fees to all areas as stipulated in the program.
Return transfers to and from hotels/airport in air-conditioned mini-bus or similar.
Professional English speaking drive guide.
Meals only included where indicated.
The cost of the Cable way ticket.
Services not mentioned in the program or deviations from the tour program.
Entrance fees to areas not included in the tour program or mentioned.
Porterage fees at airport or hotels (can be included when reservation is made).
Items of a personal nature